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Doctor insights on: Does Taking Insulin Affect Your Kidneys In A Two Year Old

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I'm a 20 year old male and will taking dialysis aspirin be healthy for my body as it will thinnen the blood. Thanks?

I'm a 20 year old male and will taking dialysis aspirin be healthy for my body as it will thinnen the blood. Thanks?

"dialysis aspirin"?: You mention you are a male. The document says you are a 25 year old female. I assume that is an error. I do not understand "dialysis aspirin"! Are you on dialysis? What is dialysis aspirin? Why do you want to thin your blood. I would welcome some more information from you. ...Read more

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How does tramadol 50mg affect the immune system of a 76 year old woman?

How does tramadol 50mg affect the immune system of a 76 year old woman?

Complex: It has been demonstrated that tramadol can contribute to beneficial effects on immune functions in patients, namely, induce an improvement of postoperative immunosuppression and increase nk cell activity, lymphocyte proliferation and il-2 production (sacerdote et al., 1997; 1999; 2000). ...Read more

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Which one is less harmful pantoperazole or ranitidine in a old female 85 years old for control her gerd?

Which one is less harmful pantoperazole or ranitidine in a old female 85 years old for control her gerd?

Ranitidine: Definitely safer than Pantoprazole in the long run in the geriatric population. What you need to find out is whether it will work as well or not for the reflux. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hematocrit of 33 to increase back to normal levels. 19 year old female. Previously healthy.

How long does it take for a hematocrit of 33 to increase back to normal levels. 19 year old female. Previously healthy.

Normal levels of Hgb: That depends on what you are doing to try to get it back to normal levels. For example are you eating an iron rich diet or are you taking iron pills? ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg of magnesium 3x a day dangerous for a 60yr old woman? She has osteoporosis in knees too..

Is taking 100mg of magnesium 3x a day dangerous for a 60yr old woman? She has osteoporosis in knees too..

Usually not!: Unless kidney disease was present, the magnesium (300 mg) is less than the daily requirement. Magnesium has major health benefits! most americans ( 60+ %), do not get enough in their diet! ...Read more

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Is it save to start my 13y/o type 1dm daughter on lisinopril for her proteinuria?She doesn't have htn or out of control glucose levels.Im concerned

Is it save to start my 13y/o type 1dm daughter on lisinopril for her proteinuria?She doesn't have htn or out of control glucose levels.Im concerned

Kidney protection: Lisinopril is proven to slow the progression of diabetic nephropathy. Although nothing is perfect, it is a generally safe drug. You could ask to see a pediatric nephrologist, but this is probably a good decision. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take testrone tablets? I'm a 60 yr. Old female in pretty good health. Low thyroid is my only health issue.

Is it ok to take testrone tablets? I'm a 60 yr. Old female in pretty good health. Low thyroid is my only health issue.

Not a good idea.: You should only take testosterone if your doctor thinks it's a good thing for you. Most women don't need it. ...Read more

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Can creatine have any negatiev affect on body growth and development for a 14 year old?

Can creatine have any negatiev affect on body growth and development for a 14 year old?

Probably not: I would not want my 14 year old child taking this supplement. Having said that, there is no strong evidence that it would affect growth. ...Read more

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I am a 43 year old woman, if my testosterone level is less than 3, how much of testosterone supplements should I take per day?

I am a 43 year old woman, if my testosterone level is less than 3, how much of testosterone supplements should I take per day?

Level 3: Hard to believe a level of 3 but i have no reason to think you made a mistake. You must see both an Endocrinologist and a Gynecologist as soon as you can. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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My two year old son developed irregular and slow heart rate with in one hour of taking prednisolone is there any relation to this ?

My two year old son developed irregular and slow heart rate with in one hour of taking prednisolone is there any relation to this ?

Possibly : Corticosteroids, including prednisolone, can have the side effect of bradycardia, or a slow heart beat. There are numerous other things that can cause bradycardia, and without knowing all of the details surrounding your son's care, it is difficult to place the cause of his slow heart beat on prednisolone. ...Read more

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What all would happen to a 23 year old male taking 4mg estrogen daily? How soon?

What all would happen to a 23 year old male taking 4mg estrogen daily?  How soon?

Why: Would you want to take estrogen? It can cause medical problems you don't want. Do you have a gender identity problem? If so, talk w/a psychiatrist rather than treating it yourself. ...Read more

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I have a trigliceride level of 1385. That' a jump from 185 to that in a year. The only med added was estrogen this year. I take 100 mg metaprolol and 10 mg lisinapril. That's all. Can i cahnge my diet?

I have a trigliceride level of 1385. That' a jump from 185 to that in a year. The only med added was estrogen this year. I take 100 mg metaprolol and 10 mg lisinapril. That's all. Can i cahnge my diet?

Estrogen : Estrogen can increase levels of triglyceride. But perhaps you gained weight over this past year. You need to be checked for diabetes too since that's very common in people with trigs this high. You will want to stay away from all alcohol since that definitely increases trigs.In general, low fat diet and weight loss are of more importance than low simple carbs. You ought to get checked out pronto since trigs this high can increase the risk for pancreatitis. We usually start meds (lovaza, Fenofibrate or sometimes niacin) when trigs are this high. They can be stopped if diet/weight improve matters substantially. ...Read more

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How long take go from high cholesterol of 8.2 level to normal level? I am 32 year old women ..I stop smoking and replaced for e-cig ..can I die?

How long take go from high cholesterol of 8.2 level to normal level? I am  32 year old women ..I stop smoking and replaced for e-cig ..can I die?

Vegetables: Cholesterol numbers are usually less than 140 being very good, so it is extremely unlikely your cholesterol is "8.2." That being said, cholesterol in the diet is only found in animal products (meat, eggs, dairy). So if you eliminate animal products from your diet (vegan diet), the effect on cholesterol can be quite dramatic, often without the need for medications. ...Read more

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I know a 15 yr old friend who's taking a liquor shot or two at the rate of about 7-10 times every month. Does that pose an alcohol health risk?

I know a 15 yr old friend who's taking a liquor shot or two at the rate of about 7-10 times every month. Does that pose  an alcohol health risk?

Definitely!: Children your age should not take any alcoholic drink at all! Not only it is agains the law, it shows senseless risk taking behavior. If she drinks hard liquor that often, she definitely needs professional help. I don't know what influence you have on her, but you could save her life, or at least turn her life around to a better future if you can persuade her to get help. Can her parents help? ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more